El Salvador’s revised national homicide rate of 103 murders per 100,000 people has propelled the small Latin American country into the dubious position as the Western Hemisphere’s most violent country for 2015. The murder rate has climbed as a prolonged gang-related conflict involving the country’s most notorious criminal gangs — Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 – and Salvadoran security forces intensified following the dissolution of a government-sanctioned gang truce in mid-2014. Barring the implementation of an alternative public-security strategy or renewed government negotiations with gangs, record levels of violence are poised to continue in 2016.
If you are from El Salvador and need to file for a waiver this information is critical for you. One of the many points that need to be proven are home country conditions. If you need help in filing for a waiver, please contact our office.
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